NRL legend Benji Marshall has revealed Michael Maguire believes he will remain as Tigers head coach despite suggestions he was facing the axe.
While the Tigers cult-hero did admit he was unsure of Maguire’s job security, he conceded that he has spoken to Maguire who remains in high spirits.
Pressure has heaped on the merger club’s coach in recent days amid reports the club will conduct an immediate review of operations and will make a recommendation on Maguire’s future before the Tigers’ next game — Sunday June 12.
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“His faith in the player’s hasn’t wavered, I don’t know if you watch the press conference, he still thinks the Tigers can win the competition but results at the moment is what drives coaches and their jobs.
“The reality is we’re three from twelve this season which isn’t great.”
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Maguire coached Marshall during his latter stages of his tenure at the Tigers and at international level for New Zealand.
“I can only speak from my experience, I really enjoyed Madge’s coaching,” Marshall noted.
“I felt like he gave me a lot of things that I was lacking at the time, made me probably play a little bit longer so from that perspective I like him but I’m not the one making the decision.”
As it stands the Tigers sit 15th on the competition ladder and on Sunday football director Tim Sheens said the club needed to take a “good look at ourselves”.
“We have the break with the bye and it’s a time for us to stop and reflect on our position,” Sheens said.
“Obviously the coaching will be part of that. I’ll be talking to the coach.
“The coaching is one aspect of the review.
“I’m not going to say yay or nay until we have a better look at what’s going on.
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